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Cultural and Historical Tour of Liberia and Sierra Leone, 13 Days

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Cultural and Historical Tour of Liberia and Sierra Leone, 13 Days

Day 1: Monrovia, Liberia

Arrive Monrovia; meet assist and transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites or similar

 

Day 2: Monrovia Historical Tour

After breakfast go on a Tour of Monrovia, highlights will include the remnants of Ducor Hotel the highest point in Monrovia, where the first lighthouse of Liberia and the Joseph Jenkins Roberts monument are located. The monument Liberia’s most popular President William V.S. Tubman and finally, Providence Baptist Church, Liberia’s oldest church built in the 18th Century where the Declaration of Independence was signed.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites or similar

 

Day 3: Monrovia – Jola House Women’s Social Enterprise

Visit the Jola House Women’s Social Enterprise see Artisans who have become self sufficient by creating and designing furniture and gift items.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites or similar

 

Day 4: Monrovia – Gbarnga – Kpatawee Waterfalls

After breakfast drive to Gbarnga in Bong County, visit some Tribal   villages and learn the cultural and archaeological of these tribes in Liberia and The Kpatawee Waterfalls covered by a lush canopy, afternoon at leisure trek along the falls or just relax.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites or similar

 

Day 5: Monrovia -African Village Experience

After breakfast, enjoy a drive through the Liberian countryside to visit the Bai T. Moore Village in Bomi County for a unique look into village life. Learn about the history and cultural heritage of one of Liberia’s most prominent writers Bai T. Moore, while listening to selected readings from his poetry and his most famous story, a Liberian Romeo and Juliet story, Murder in the Cassava Patch. Take a short tour of the village and enjoy an entertaining cultural dance and drum performance.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites or similar

 

Day 6: Monrovia

Tour of the Waterside Market visit the booths of local artisans to shop for souvenirs, African artifacts and carvings. Also visit local Mandingo tailor shops where African clothes.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Bella Casa Lodge & Suites or similar

 

Day 7: Freetown, Sierra Leone

Transfer to airport for flight to Free Town meet assist and transfer to Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Country Lodge or similar

 

Day 8: Freetown

City Tour of Freetown; visit the National Museum; historic sites around the City;. In the This morning, take a city tour by visiting the National Museum, and the market. After Lunch, tour the University of Sierra Leone’s Fourah Bay College the oldest University in West Africa enjoy the amazing view from the mountain and the Botanical Gardens around the University.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Country Lodge or similar

 

Day 9: Freetown – Bunce Island

After breakfast drive to Aberdeen take a sped Tgo on a Tour of Bunce Island a commercial Fort built to facilitate The Atlantic Slave Trade; during its operation about 50,000 men, women and children were sent to slavery mainly on the rice plantations of South Carolina and Georgia, known as the Gullah Tribe. Walk through the ruins of Bunce Island and experience the paths the slaves took.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Country Lodge or similar

 

Day 10: Rogbonko Village

After breakfast drive to Rogbonko Village Retreat to experience real village life meet the villagers experience their culture and daily lives

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Rogbonko Village Retreat or similar

 

Day 11: Rogbonko Village

Full day at Rogbonko Village

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Rogbonko Village Retreat or similar

 

Day 12: Banana Island

Drive to Banana village visit two Island Villages of Ricketts; located on the coast facing the Western Peninsula both Islands have a combined population of about 900, connected by a spit of sand that is underwater at high tide. A stone bridge connects the path between the two islands’ learn about the culture and mingle with the villagers.

Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Overnight at Banana Island Guesthouse or similar

 

Day 13: Freetown/Depart

Return to Free Town; transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

2019 Tour Dates

  • November 18 – 30

Tour Includes

• Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
• Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
• Hotel accommodation in the indicated properties
• Transportation in private vehicle
• Experienced tour guide
• Admission to listed sites
• Meals indicated

 

Tour Does Not Include

• Cost of visas
• Meals not listed
• Travel Insurance
• Gratuity to driver and guide